This is interesting news.
The article also mentions the federal DOMA is also being taken up but the court too! This is great news. It means that we gay people will finally be granted our full measure as citizens of the United States should the court rule in our favor once again. And I suspect that when looked at logically both Prop 8 and the DOMA law are blatantly unconstitutional.
I think the reason the courts took up these cases is due to the fact that overall support for marriage equality is rising rapidly. Plus you have, as NOM likes to issue their unctuous crow, 32 states that have state law or constitutional amendments that, again to paraphrase NOM “Unite only man and woman in marriage”.
That kind of thing never sits well with any court, let alone the United States Supreme Court. Courts get downright cranky when you start grouping people into distinct classes. It’s sort of why I say here in RI our right to marry is headed for the judiciary – as it stands there are three or more classes of people in RI now.
Here’s the release:
I direct your attention to 12-144 and 12-307 – that former is the Prop 8 case, the latter the DOMA challenge.
This is a really exciting time to be alive!
3 thoughts on “U.S. Supreme Court to take up Prop 8 case”
I don’t have all the data; but isn’t there the scary possibility they may ‘vote against it’ and seal its doom?
apparenly we have a long wait to see
It is a great time to be alive! Even if things don’t go as I hope the will, with these two SCOTUS cases, I think the tide is turning enough, in so many other ways, that even that large of a setback won’t hinder progress for GLBTQ in the nation for long. We’ll just have to keep fighting(as all oppressed people do), but that is true one way or the other.